Archive for December, 2017

WV Senate OKs right-to-work clarification bill
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WV Senate OKs right-to-work clarification bill

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On a party-line 22-12 vote, the West Virginia Senate on Monday passed legislation to retroactively clean up ambiguous sections of the state’s right-to-work law — a new law currently being challenged in Kanawha Circuit Court (SB 330). In obtaining a preliminary injunction against the law last summer, […]

Houses passes bill dealing with ethics provisions
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Houses passes bill dealing with ethics provisions

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that would prohibit nepotism under the state Ethics Act. All 98 delegates present voted to pass House Bill 2001. Delegate John Shott, R-Mercer, said the goal of the bill is to rebuild public confidence in government. The bill […]

WV lawmakers pass nepotism ban
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WV lawmakers pass nepotism ban

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed an ethics reform bill Monday that seeks to shore up a ban on nepotism in state and local government. The legislation also prohibits public officials from steering funds to nonprofit groups whose boards they serve on. In addition, the omnibus […]

Legislator: Gun bill aimed at nullifying federal, local laws not likely to advance
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Legislator: Gun bill aimed at nullifying federal, local laws not likely to advance

By CHARLIE BOOTH Bluefield Daily Telegraph CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A proposed House bill that would protect West Virginia residents’ firearm rights against any future infringement on the local or federal level most likely has little chance to advance, according to a Mercer County legislator. House Bill 2311, introduced by Del. Michael Folk (R-Martinsburg), would make […]

WV Senate passes bill to clarify right-to-work legislation
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WV Senate passes bill to clarify right-to-work legislation

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the Senate split along party lines Monday, Feb. 27 to pass a bill that would clarify the state’s year-old right-to-work law, which has been challenged in court. Passing right-to-work legislation and repealing the state’s prevailing wage requirements were the top two priorities of the […]

Water pollution bill advances, despite strong opposition at public hearing
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Water pollution bill advances, despite strong opposition at public hearing

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite strong opposition at a public hearing, little analysis by lawmakers of potential environmental impact and no data to support promises of new jobs, a bill that would allow more toxic pollution to be discharged into West Virginia’s rivers and streams moved one step closer Monday to passage […]

Public hearing decries relaxing WV water quality standards
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Public hearing decries relaxing WV water quality standards

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates judiciary committee held a public hearing Monday, Feb. 27 on a controversial bill that would relax the state’s water quality standards. House Bill 2506 would change the way stream flows are measured and change the way pollutant levels […]

Parkersburg-area residents attend Sen. Capito’s mobile office
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Parkersburg-area residents attend Sen. Capito’s mobile office

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Local residents had concerns they wanted to make U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito aware of during a meeting Monday with the Republican’s field representatives. Around 80-90 people gathered at the Judge Black Annex in Parkersburg with concerns regarding President Donald Trump’s executive actions in […]

For Justice, its all or nothing
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For Justice, its all or nothing

The Inter-Mountain editorial Gov. Jim Justice seems to believe the art of politics is not compromise, but bullying. The billionaire businessman clearly is accustomed to getting his way. So, when West Virginia legislators balked at his suggestion for a massive tax increase to fund an expansion of state government, the governor’s reaction was to label […]

Posted in: Opinion, Uncategorized
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Herald-Dispatch of Huntington looking for sports copy editor

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Herald-Dispatch, a locally owned, award-winning daily newspaper in Huntington, W.Va., is seeking a motivated journalist with sports experience for a full-time position as a sports copy editor.   The ideal candidate should have at least three years of experience in news design, a firm grasp of AP style and grammar, and a […]

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